Katherine C. Wai

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BACKGROUND Rapid urine tests for infection (urinalysis, dipstick) have low up-front costs. However, many false positives occur, with important downstream consequences, including unnecessary antibiotics. We studied indications, collection technique, and results of urinalyses in acute care. METHODS This research was a prospective observational study of a(More)
BACKGROUND B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) has not been evaluated in newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). We hypothesized that BNP and severity of pulmonary hypertension (PH) would predict clinical outcome in these infants. METHODS We measured BNP levels and assessed severity of PH by echocardiography at 1 d and 1 wk of life. Outcome was(More)
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